Street Construction Closures

Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane

Rogers Group started construction work on the Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane round-a-bout the week of April 5.

The Alabama Department of Transportation expects the project to take through the end of 2021.

ALDOT is installing detour signs for the area. The detour includes Compton Road, Yarbrough Road, Oakdale Road and Nick Davis Road.

To view the temporary traffic control plan for the construction phases, go online at and scroll to the homepage articles under “Athens News Find Out What’s Going On” and click the “Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane Round-a-bout Work” link.There is a temporary bypass lane on Nick Davis Road near Linton Road.

Nick Davis near Linton Road

There is a temporary bypass lane on Nick Davis Road near Linton Road.

This bypass lane is to assist motorists traveling east on Nick Davis to navigate around vehicles turning onto Linton Road. Nick Davis is part of the detour for ALDOT's Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane roundabout project. ALDOT expects construction of the roundabout to take through this year. The temporary bypass will be in service during the roundabout project.

Brownsferry Street sewer work

Wastewater Dept. has Brownsferry St. closed for several weeks:

Between Plato Jones & Levert

Between Houston & Hine 

U.S 31 near Hobbs Street intersection

Contractor plans to close lanes on U.S. 31 and Hobbs Street starting Wednesday, July 28, for the Midtown Centre access improvements. Lane closures will occur off and on over the next two weeks as the contractor makes improvements to the at the U.S. 31/Hobbs Street intersection.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Sept 18 at 7 a.m. - Duck and Run 5K; starts and ends at Big Spring Memorial Park and impacts East Street, Washington Street, Forrest Street, Houston Street, First Avenue, Madison Street, Market Street, Marion Street and Beaty Street.

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Elm Street Sidewalk - Recently approved. Going through bidding/planning process.